General Health PsychologyMaster's degree

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    • Psychological intervention in health disorders and illness. This elective subject addresses psychological rehabilitation in physical illness.
    • Psychotherapeutic intervention in addictions and personality disorders. This elective subject addresses the psychological and psychotherapeutic treatment of addictions.
    • General health psychology in the forensic field. This elective subject addresses the fundamentals of general health psychology in the forensic field, developing the skills and methodology of the psychological expert report in different jurisdictions.
    • Group psychotherapeutic intervention in clinical practice. This subject facilitates the understanding of group phenomena (explained in the theory) in an experiential way. It also enhances the personal knowledge that is so necessary in a profession where interpersonal relationships activate powerful feelings, thoughts and attitudes that affect psychotherapeutic work.


    • Basic clinical neuropsychology. This elective subject introduces the fundamentals of neuropsychology.
    • Psychological intervention in violence. This elective subject delves into psychological intervention in violence.
    • Research Methods in Health Psychology I. This elective subject makes an in-depth study of the research process in health psychology.
    • Research methods in health psychology II. This elective subjects makes an in-depth study of research methods in health psychology and scientific dissemination process.

    A practical and dynamic learning method

    Deusto learning model (MAUD)


    Experiential context

    We know that we learn from experience. Therefore, at Deusto, our starting point is the student's previous knowledge. In the first stage, activities are aimed at exploring students’ preconceptions, significant cases and previous experiencesin relation to the subject matter addressed.


    Reflective observation

    Once the previous background has been explored, it is essential to reflect and examine these ideas. Thus, the second phase focuses on activities for reflection through questioning and systematic observation .



    We compare our previous knowledge with written theory on the subject. We follow a lecture-based method (with face-to-face and online support) through supervised reading material and texts.


    Active learning

    To put learning into practice , a number of practical activities are carried out. These include case studies, analysis of intervention and research projects , problem- and project-based learning, synthesis work, practical activities conducted by students in the centres, data collection and analysis.



    Finally, the assessment process involves reflection on what the student has learned and evaluation of the work completed. Activities such as written tests, report writing and other activities are carried out.


    Face-to-face and online tutorials.

    You will be supervised throughout this process. At the university there are tutorials, both face-to-face and online, aimed at supervising and monitoring work (individual and/or group).

    How is learning assessed?

    Assessment system


    How is learning assessed?

    Assessment system

    • Individual practical activities in the classroom (questionnaires, solving exercises and problems, case analysis).
    • Practical activities in centres.
    • Record of participation and communication in the classroom.
    • Oral presentation in the classroom.
    • Project work.
    • Laboratory practice (Deusto-Psych).
    • Scientific report.
    • Individual portfolio.
    • Practical group activities in the classroom (debates, case study analysis, paper drafting, etc.).
    • Specific written tests.


    Semester 1

    Semester 2



    Monday to Friday from 15.30 to 19:30 (once a week classes will also be held in the morning, from 10.00 to 14.00)


    Academic regulations



    Academic regulations

    The following section explains the University of Deusto Postgraduate Regulations.

    Postgraduate Academic Regulations

    Academic rules on procedures for the regulation of official master's degree courses

    Transfer of credits